Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 5/25/2015 http://www.acrod.org Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus Acts 21:8-14 http://www.acrod.org?type=epistle&cal=old&date=5/25/2015 Epistle Reading
Now this man had four virgin daughters who prophesied.

And as we stayed many days, a certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.

When he had come to us, he took Paul's belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, "Thus says the Holy Spirit, 'So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.' "

And when we heard these things, both we and those from that place pleaded with him not to go up to Jerusalem.

Then Paul answered, "What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."

So when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, "The will of the Lord be done."

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John 14:27-15:7 http://www.acrod.org?type=gospel&cal=old&date=5/25/2015 Gospel Reading
"You have heard Me say to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I.

"And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.

"I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.

"But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.

"Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

"You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

"Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

"If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

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